Biography for Glen Murphy - Actor & Producer
Glen Murphy was born in West Ham, London. In 1957 where he first boxed for the famous West Ham and Repton boxing clubs before starting his acting career in theatre. It was another three years before he got his break in film with Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria. His father Terence was the first ever sportsman on ITV in 1955. He married his wife Linda on 14 February 1975 and has four children.
He is perhaps best known as George Green between 1988 and 2002 on the award winning television drama London's Burning. Which regulary attracted 16-19 million viewers and can still be seen on satellite channels across the world today and the dvd is currently on sale in the stores. He has been seen more recently in "Fathers of Girls" directed by Karl Howmans and the award winning "Lost in Italy", starring with his close friend Ray Winstone.
Glen was awarded an MBE in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his Charity work and was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1995.
Glen supports West Ham United and also likes horse riding. His father - Terence Murphy, uncles - Joe Lucy and Eddie Wright, were all champion boxers. Glen's first fight was at the age of nine. He became a Schoolboy Champion and went onto fight internationally. Glen also played football for Chelsea as a schoolboy and became an apprentice with Charlton.
Glen is a black belt in karate, he graded for his shodan in November 1989 having trained for 6 years under Dickie Wu, Terry Stewart and Jamie o Keefe, he still trains in the kyokushin style. In addition to karate he has also studied fencing and tang soo doo. He speaks English, Italian and some Japanese.
Glen has started a production company called Omerta Films along with fellow producer Steve Darts. They have three more films in development and are scheduled to go into production with 'Sabini' in 2013.